Recently, Týr revealed that they had parted ways with former drummer Kári Streymoy and promised a surprise studio fill in drummer. They have kept their promise and while they are recording their new album with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) at his studios in Denmark, the folk metallers have enlisted the services of George Kollias to track the drum parts, primarily known for his work in Nile, as well as Nightfall. A video featuring drum tracking highlights, as well as a short message from Kollias can be seen below.
George Kollias comments on the experience: "Hey Týr fans, this is George Kollias and I hope you are ALL ready for a crushing new album from Týr! I had the pleasure to record the drums on the new album, we had an absolutely great time in the studio and I gotta tell you, the material is super strong and catchy, I'm 100% sure you will all love this new album! Big thanks to Heri, Terji and Gunnar for the opportunity and to Jacob Hansen for his incredible work with the recordings!"
Týr commented: "It was a pleasure to have George in studio. He's an amazing drummer and he certainly made an impact on this album. We're very excited to release this album."
One of the new tracks, "The Lay Of Our Love", will feature a duet with Týr vocalist Heri Joensen and Liv Kristine from Leaves' Eyes. More details will be unveiled in the forthcoming months as music and art are completed.
Haha, that's so awesome! I'm sad to see Kari leave, but George as a studio drummer must have really alleviated any worry about how drums would sound on the new album. I hope they step away a bit from the last two albums. Now, if they could just get Karl and Dallas in there to write a couple riffs...